I received a pleasant birthday gift from a friend whom I’ve known for more than 5 years, but have never met 😉

I call him Coach as he served the title when he started commenting and giving tips in my Flickr photo stream. Those simple gestures and encouraging words were the foundation of our friendship.

Thank you for your kindness and thoughtfulness, Coach! I know that you don’t want me to enumerate what you gave, but they are now part of ‘treasures from friends’ 😉